Jan 24, 2013 - Sale 2300

Sale 2300 - Lot 115

Price Realized: $ 1,800
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
'When it fell, there among its roots sat a goose, with feathers of pure gold.' Watercolor and ink illustration for The Golden Goose. 245x190 mm; 9 3/4x7 1/2 inches. Signed with initials lower left hand corner. London: Frederick Warne, 1905.

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Includes a proof hand-colored by Brooke with slight variations from the finished watercolor. Best known for his classic Johnny Crow's Garden, L. Leslie Brooke was also an important British illustrator of nursery rhymes and fairy tales including The Golden Goose. He was the one who convinced his publishers Frederick Warne & Co. to issue The Tale of Peter Rabbit by the then unknown Beatrix Potter in 1902.